Charles Marshall's 1950 Cadillac

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The car as it sat when Charles Marshall bought it from Bill Halvorsen. Photo courtesy of Charles Marshall.
Photo courtesy of Charles Marshall.
A later, Gold version of the Cadillac. Photo courtesy of Charles Marshall.
Photo courtesy of Charles Marshall.
The 1953 Cadillac LeMans concept car. The car the inspired the original builder.

1950 Cadillac roadster owned by Charles Marshall, of Palo Alto, California. The design of the car is inspired by the 1953 Cadillac LeMans concept car, and According to Marshall it was supposedly built in New Jersey in the 1960s, where it also toured the local show circuit.[1]

Cadillac Parts

Built on a 1950 Cadillac chassis, the car featured a 1953 Cadillac grille, 1954 Cadillac fenders and a 1956 Cadillac convertible windshield frame. Most of the bodywork was done in lead. The front fenders were made in fiberglass.[1]

Bill Halvorsen

In 2000 Charles Marshall bought the old custom from Bill Halvorsen of Los Angeles, California. It had been painted red in the 1980s, and it was still red Charles bought it.[1]

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"d.w.swofford" on Instagram spotted a car similar to Charles' roadster in Medford, Oregon in 1987; "It was in a body shop. I don't remember which one or anything else about it, but I didn't know that it was something special and propably a factory custom. I believe it was red, but that's all i remember."[2]


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